Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 29
7.6Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

It's been one thousand years since anyone has seen the oceans of the Earth, but with Aquaman's original trident recently discovered, a chase to control Earth's future tears across the galaxy. All this and the reunion you'd never thought you'd see! Another DC sci-fi epic into the far-flung future like you've never seen before!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 24, 2019

    I'm pretty tickled by this. I know we barely know anything so far about these members, this team, this world, this universe. But so far this 'feels' like a Legion book. And certainly I have been hungry for a Legion book for so long. Plus nearly perfect art by Sook. Long Live the Legion! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 22, 2019

    Its already been leaked that Robin will be joining the Legion, and the moment Superboy learns that there is a Planet Gotham in this future era, its easy to see how this is going to come about. Thankfully, this plot thread develops quickly, rather than being dragged out to its obvious conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Dec 18, 2019

    Add Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 to your collection. If treated as admirably as I think it will be, this series could be the extensive “X-Men” effort that DC has needed for quite some time! I just hope, as a parent, that Jon will go visit his folks once in a while, when he comes home! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 24, 2019

    I'm a huge Legion fan and always will be and I'm enjoying this book a lot with the two main issues we have so far, plus the setup from Rose's storyline. But at the same time, this is a very chaotic way to introduce such a large and broad concept as it needs actual exposition, not just a barrage of hip dialogue from the 31st century and way too many instances of the gang ignoring Jon and his questions because they haven't given him a chance to look at his orientation yet. I'm all in with the book, even if the stinger at the end makes me cringe with what Jon is going to do next, but I really hope it finds a better balance soon so that we can start connecting with these characters as they're going to be just name plaques and colorful costumes otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 21, 2019

    So why, at the end of the day, does Legion of Super-Heroes #2 seem so disposable, so without stakes? Is it because it takes place in the far future, away from the DCU proper? Is it because of the two-week delay? Is it because of rumors that Jon Kent will be taking over as Superman in the mysterious 5G event in 2021? Or is it merely because it falls into the trap of Bendis team books at Marvel, where every character sounds the same and has a default of mildly clever? Whatever the reason, its a perfectly fine comic, as long as the reader is expecting something ephemeral like cotton candy rather than something substantial like steak and eggs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 27, 2019

    They examine the Trident. The Legion then regroups and try to figure out the next step. Then Superman makes a decision. He decides that he needs some help. So he decides to go see the Damian Wayne Robin. And that is where the issue ends. I loved the ending to be honest. It is the best part of this.The art again is the really just awesome. The writing gets a little too cute and jokey for my tastes. It is a little boring to be honest, but again it does have a cute ending. Maybe it'll pick up but this could have been stronger than it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 18, 2019

    If there is any property where Bendis' tendency to have characters talk at each other could spiral out of control, it's the one with a cast of thousands, as in Legion of Super-Heroes #2. Despite that, the first two issues of Bendis reinventing the Legion have been a lot of fun " with a few exceptions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Dec 18, 2019

    All in all, this has been a very fun start to the new Legion series and I really hope new and long time fans are giving it a try. It’s still early going in the story, but it feels like something big is just around the corner, and I can’t wait to see what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 18, 2019

    All in all, Legion of Super-Heroes #2 continues to build upon the foundation begun in the first entry. The up-tempo brightness of this book is a pleasure to experience. I look forward to seeing the next issue, especially as it will be introducing another character who's attitude is sure to make waves within the Legion. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 22, 2019

    In the final analysis,Legion of Super-Heroes #2 is a gorgeous, visually sumptuous book with some of the most eye-popping art on the racks today. But that can't disguise the fact that there are some serious fundamental issues beneath that shiny hood. Bendis needs to choose whether or not this is a Legion book or a Legion book told from Superboy's perspective. Trying to have it both ways, and filling the chasm between the two perspectives with vapid filler dialogue, is going to sink what should be a major book and reduce it to being "just another Bendis comic." Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 18, 2019

    I can see the potential in this title. Bendis just needs to rein in his tendency of devoting so much page space and energy on pointlessly cute dialogue and focus on character development and this intriguing take on the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dec 19, 2019

    The world of the Legion continues to be fleshed out but at the cost of the action. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Dec 19, 2019

    The world of the Legion continues to be fleshed out but at the cost of the action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Dec 18, 2019

    Legion of Super-Heroes continues to be enjoyable, but it could easily be so much more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 18, 2019

    I found myself enjoying this second issue.  The dialogue was less painful and despite the lack of an orientation presentation on the 31st Century, I nonetheless did learn more about the future. The only demonstrably frustrating occurrence happened on the last page.  What this comic does not need is a bat-sidekick-distraction premised more on fear of lack of sales than on actual story progression.   My ‘Frichtman tag' says Comic Boom and while I may never eat an alien meal in ‘Heaven', I know the joy of interpreting ‘Bendis' while sipping Corona.      Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    Legion of Super-Heroes #2 is a well-presented and generally enjoyable read, but it needs to offer something to invest in because it also reads as being superfluous. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 21, 2019

    The focus of this series is not on the actual Legion, and that's already hurting the comic. Ryan Sook's awesome character designs are going to waste! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 19, 2019

    Honestly, if you want to read an excellent Legion of Super-Heroes-style comic then go purchase Jonathan Hickman's X-Men and some of the X-Men franchise titles like X-Force and New Mutants. What Hickman is doing with the X-Men franchise is really just a Legion story. Hickman is delivering a detailed and complex story that is set in a detailed universe. Hickman is juggling numerous plot lines and a huge roster of characters with excellent chemistry. You know, maybe DC should just reach out to Hickman and see if he would be willing to take over the Legion of Super-Heroes franchise. Read Full Review

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